Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world.

Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
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Sketchnoting food experience: Ivan Seymus

We already featured Ivan Seymus's work here but you will agree his vision of  The Sketchnote Workbook chapter 7 "Sketchnoting food experience" is worthy.

He wrote:

Before I read chapter 7 of the Sketchnote Workbook I never sketched my meal before. It gets cold! Because I always sketch in situ, part of the urban sketchers manifesto, it never occurred to me to do so. So I started gradually: a glass of water, an empty coffee cup, a piece of (cold) pie, some jars. And where we ate a hot meal I sketched the view of the harbour. LOL So I still have a long way to go and I need to get over the fact 'thou shall NOT sketch from smartphone!' Blasphemy!

I think the sketchnote speaks for itself.

You can find other works by Ivan on his Flickr Photostream

Thank you for sharing Ivan!

- Mauro




Sketchnoting Ecology: Carlos Abrahams

Here is Carlos Abrahams's sketchnote about Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 2013 Autumn Conference .

After Carlos tweeted his instant single-stage sketchnotes, his work was requested to be published on IEEM printed magazine.

Well done Carlos!

Don't miss his other sketchnotes about Ecology on his Tumblr blog .

- Mauro




Sketchnote Video: Joshua Paul Johnson

JFK Sketchnote from Joshua Paul Johnson on Vimeo.

Here is a video edited by Joshua Paul Johnson , the featured artis is Stevenski Brewster

Joshua wrote:

Over the past year I've been collaborating with a number of professional sketch-noters like Craighton Berman and Kelly Kingman. Recently I've ben working with illustrator Stevenski Brewster in creating a number of educational animated videos inspired by public domain source material. My work on this video was creative direction and editing. Ski made the illustrations. I love the site, and hope to make a contribution to the practice of digital sketchnoting.

You did, Joshua!

You ca see other Joshua and Stevenski works on their websites respectively, and 

Thank you Joshua and Stevenski.

- Mauro 


First Sketchnotes: Luis Gonzaga



This is Luis Gonzaga's first sketchnote with his whimsical interpretation of the Sketchnote Creation process.

Good start! Keep going, Luis.

- Mauro



The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Ben Norris

Today's guest is Ben Norris

Bens's bio on Twitter say:

Sketchnoter, wireframer, supporter, designer at @balsamiq. Reader, piano player, Mormon, husband, and father in life.

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

I have taken visual notes for most of my life, but in 2009, through Twitter, Dan Roam introduced me to Eva Lotta-Lamm and an online talk she gave about sketchnotes. I realized there was a word for what I had been doing! And it was ok to do at work! It was a liberating and exhilarating feeling.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

Learning to better express myself visually, and to process information quickly is invaluable. I find myself hearing a thought or phrase and wondering how I would represent it in pictures. Sketchnoting has really enhanced the way I learn and remember things.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I started out strictly analog, but have transitioned over to digital. I love the feel and experience of pen on nice paper, but the convenience and ease of sharing with digital sketchnotes is winning out for me. I use an iPad with the Paper app and Pencil stylus from 53, and have really loved it.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

The secret to drawing a long straight line is to trace over it a couple times. That will add some visual weight, but also lets you correct many of the flaws in the line so that it looks good. You can use this trick with large lettering as well to keep things symmetrical and evenly proportioned.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

This field is only going to grow. As more and more people realize that innate drawing skill is not required, it is going to catch on like wildfire. We are inherently visual creatures, and are drawn to simple pictures. When a sketch is rough, but still captures and conveys ideas quickly and simply, it has real power.

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

The Sketchnote Workbook is a fantastic resource for taking your sketchnoting to the next level. I definitely recommend starting by mastering the concepts in The Sketchnote Handbook, and then use the Workbook for inspiration to help you continue to grow and develop.


We thank you Ben for sharing with us.

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